• WordNet 3.6
    • v dope give a narcotic to "The athletes were dope by the coach before the race"
    • v dope add impurities to (a semiconductor) in order to produce or modify its properties "The resistors have been doped"
    • v dope take drugs to improve one's athletic performance
    • n dope street names for marijuana
    • n dope slang terms for inside information "is that the straight dope?"
    • n dope carbonated drink flavored with extract from kola nuts (`dope' is a southernism in the United States)
    • n dope an ignorant or foolish person
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Canadian government legalized marijuana for medicinal use in 1999. After discovering a shortage of local growers they began to import the dope from Mississippi.
    • Dope An absorbent material; esp., in high explosives, the sawdust, infusorial earth, mica, etc., mixed with nitroglycerin to make a damp powder (dynamite, etc.) less dangerous to transport, and ordinarily explosive only by suitable fulminating caps.
    • Dope an ignorant or stupid person.
    • Dope Any preparation, as of opium, used to stupefy or, in the case of a race horse, to stimulate.
    • Dope Any thick liquid or pasty preparation, as of opium for medicinal purposes, of grease for a lubricant, etc.
    • Dope Information concerning the previous performances of race horses, or other facts concerning them which may be of assistance in judging of their chances of winning future races; similar information concerning other sports; by extension, any information not generally known, especially when coming from an inside source; as, the inside dope .
    • Dope To administer a stimulant to (a horse) to increase his speed. It is a serious offense against the laws of racing.
    • Dope To give stupefying drugs to; to drug.
    • Dope to impregnate with a dopant.
    • Dope To judge or guess; to predict the result of, as by the aid of dope.
    • Dope To treat or affect with dope; as, to dope nitroglycerin;
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dope Any thick liquid, as a thick sauce, thick gruel, or other semi-fluid or pasty thing for eating. Specifically
    • n dope A thick pasty lubricant; specifically, axle-grease.
    • n dope Any absorbent material, as cotton-waste or sand, used to absorb and hold a lubricant or other liquid. Thus, cotton-waste is used as dope on railroads around the axles of the wheels to hold the oil used for lubrication; and in the manufacture of dynamite sand is used to hold the nitroglycerin.
    • n dope Opium, especially the thick treacle-like preparation used in opium-smoking.
    • n dope Any drug, such as opium, laudanum, morphine, cocaine, hydrate of chloral, hashish, etc., which has the property of inducing sleep or of stupefying; a narcotic.
    • n dope A person under the influence of, or addicted to the use of, some dope.
    • dope To drug; stupefy with drugs, such as ‘knock-out drops’ (hydrate of chloral), or the like: as, to dope a race-horse.
    • dope To indulge habitually in the use of opium or other drugs either for the pleasurable sensations produced or as anesthetics.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dope dōp any thick liquid used as a lubricant, axle-grease: any absorbent material holding a thick liquid, as cotton-waste, or a substance used to hold nitro-glycerine.
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  • Ogden Nash
    “Man is a victim of dope in the incurable form of hope.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
D. doop, a dipping, fr. doopen, to dip. Cf. Dip
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. Dut. doop, a dipping.


In literature:

For you might as well take away a navvy's half-pint of beer as deprive a Chink of his shot of dope and his gambling-table.
"Nights in London" by Thomas Burke
Why, they'd lap up dope till you couldn't tell 'em from a New York drug store.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
The air was sickening with an odor which I then perceived for the first time, and which Watson called the dope smell.
"Aladdin & Co." by Herbert Quick
We'll have to signal the dope to the Mars Center and Deenmor stations.
"The Ultimate Weapon" by John Wood Campbell
I didn't taste nothin' unusual; but that coffee was doped.
"Kiddie the Scout" by Robert Leighton
Dope me and wonder whether what I truly believe is fact or fantasy.
"Instinct" by George Oliver Smith
Rochester had doped him, taken his letters, taken his watch.
"The Man Who Lost Himself" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
What I want is mosquito dope and bread; something practical.
"Maw's Vacation" by Emerson Hough
Most of all, I watched the skinny gal dope the dice, sniffle and wipe the end of her nose.
"Vigorish" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Her jewel of a husband took dope tonight, so she and I sat in peace while she wrote this.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow

In poetry:

Aha, 't is fine,--this mellow wine
With which our host would dope us!
Now let us hear what pretty dear
Entangles him of Opus.
"Let Us Have Peace" by Eugene Field
Syrup and soothing dope,
Sure, they can live on hope,
Ain't yeh got precedent ?
Ten years and twelve years gone,
Ten more and nothing done,
GOD save Britannia!
"Alf’s Third Bit" by Ezra Pound
Where are the helicopters of U.S. AID?
Smuggling dope in Bangkok's green shade.
Where is America's Air Force of Light?
Bombing North Laos all day and all night?
"September On Jessore Road" by Allen Ginsberg
Today an intern knocks my knees,
testing for reflexes.
Once I would have winked and begged for dope.
Today I am terribly patient.
Today crows play black-jack
on the stethoscope.
"Flee On Your Donkey" by Anne Sexton
And they're telling bedtime stories to bananas,
And rocking little raspberries to rest.
They will dope an apple silly,
And it wakes in Piccadilly
From a beauty sleep that makes it look its best.
"The Banana's Lullaby" by C J Dennis
'E wonders if 'is own girl spoke
Jist this same way about 'er bloke.
'E wonders if in 'is girl's eyes
That same look came; an' then 'e sighs,
An' dulls 'is senses with that dope
That 'arf a man ain't got no 'ope.
"Jim's Girl" by C J Dennis

In news:

The International Olympic Committee on Monday stripped shot putter Nadzeya Ostapchuk of the gold medal she won at the London Games for doping.
THESE ARE STRANGE DAYS, FULL OF DARK doping stories and other investigations into what drugs and devices can give one athlete an edge over another.
Lance Armstrong And The Business Of Doping.
The Riverdawgs gave the Crabs the old rope-a-dope in game one for the win while Humboldt responded with a trio of bombs in the nightcap on Sunday.
Shouldn't we treat the use of 'adaptive sports equipment ' by athletes the way we do doping.
Drug Through the Mud A Way Station For Dope, Haiti Again Gets The Wrong Kind Of Interference.
Gay Person Is Boycotting Straight Weddings Because He's a Tendentious Dope.
Thallium Doping Boosts Thermoelectrics.
I'll be doing a new installment of "Hot, Dope, Fresh" the latest in hip hop and R&B.
That's why doctors had him doped up all the time.
In which a dope-smoking, valet-parking skateboarder living at home makes his way into the infan- try, and into Iraq.
Delpopolo is the first of the 10,500 London Games athletes to fail an in-competition doping test.
Too doped to fail until now .
Around 1979, when he was most visible in New York clubs, many observers thought he was a joke — this doped-up, snotty little white boy who blew bent sax and sang/danced like the Godfather of Soul.
The report contains evidence of Armstrong's efforts to cover up his doping, including false statements in various cases and witness intimidation.

In science:

This viewpoint was chosen, for instance, in Ref. to predict the moment of inertia of doped helium droplets.
Helium nanodroplets and trapped Bose-Einstein condensates as prototypes of finite quantum fluids
Further motivation for study of these systems comes from the similarity in structure between these systems and undoped cuprates, and the discovery of superconductivity in them once charge carriers are introduced via doping.
Thermodynamics of strongly disordered spin ladders
One is the carrier doping which is the substitution by A ions with different valences.
Anomaly in Spin Excitation Spectrum of Double-Exchange Systems with Randomness
Doping dependence is also crucial in this test.
Anomaly in Spin Excitation Spectrum of Double-Exchange Systems with Randomness
If this unusual insulator is doped, we would obtain a Fermi liquid, i.e., a metallic phase in a boson model, a true Bose metal.
Exotic order in simple models of bosonic systems